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Item#: N82E16811144100

APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 420W Power Supply
  • Side Air duct
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the APEVIA CORP. ATXB8KLW-BK/420

Model

Brand
APEVIA
Series
X-Plorer
Model
ATXB8KLW-BK/420

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply
420W
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
4
Expansion Slots
7
With front LCD display
Yes

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1 x 80mm rear fan
1 x 80mm top fan
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
Yes

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.00" x 7.75" x 16.85"

Features

Features
1 x Front Fan Speed Controller (Controls up to 5 fans)
1 x Front LCD Temperature Display with Blue Back Lighting
Multi-functional thermally advantaged chassis
Removable motherboard tray
Easy removable side panel w/ thumb screws
2 x special designed Aspire fan grills
Roomy w/ folded edges for safe easy assembly

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Tyler T.
  • 7/15/2010 6:00:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood tower!

Pros: Great tower. Very sturdy. Have had it for about 3 years and haven't had any problems with it. Have even knocked it into a few walls, but nothing seems to damage the tower.

Cons: The power button is inside of the front pannel, so you have to open the front door before you can turn this on. Also the top fan didn't work after 4 months of ownership.

Other Thoughts: Very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Good tower for building your own computer and expecting it to last.

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  • Catherine S.
  • 7/1/2010 12:31:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsRespectable

Pros: Much like everyone else, the LEDs & the temp. display drew me in. The transparent side also gives it a semi-attractive quality. The quality is very nice considering the price.

Cons: It's "fingerprint friendly", so if your into the clean, polished look - a bit of wiping may be needed. It also wants to run just a tiny bit warm. I have a very basic setup and with my temp. sensor taped to my heatsink, it runs around 101 at idle. I added two 80s as intakes in the front of the case and the room that I have it in is fairly cool, so it may be that the temp. sensor is off by a few degrees.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case from another supplier (sorry, NewEgg!) and don't have any substantial complaints. It looks really nice at night when the overhead lights are turned off. The one I bought came without a PSU (I put a 500w in mine).

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/28/2010 6:08:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Buy

Pros: I am very pleased with my case. I did not buy it from Newegg because they were not carrying this one at the time of purchase. The construction is good and solid.
I was pleased with the cooling system it came with, however I ordered two more 80 apevia fans and now I sport over 8 fans in my case and it is cool.

Cons: Because I like Newegg, I am sorry I didn't purchase from them.

Other Thoughts: I also purchased a new 530 power supply with a 135mm fan thus enhancing my cooling system. It keeps my desktop at a cool 28c to 30c. I think this is a great buy.

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  • Derek F.
  • 7/3/2009 12:24:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAck..

Pros: Nice led lighting. Some sort of cable management. Flip out drive cover/panel. Side window with cpu ventilation hole funnel thing.

Cons: Poor ventilation! Came with cheap fans(this was expensive 5 years ago). Cheap steel construction with rough edges that gave my sister who was poking around in my case some bloody knuckles(serves her right...). Terrible techsupport that actually referred me to newegg for further assistance when i had assembled my computer to find out that my power supply was dead. They wanted me to send the case to them. Newegg, on the other hand, sent me a thermaltake ps for the price of the case. SWEET!

Other Thoughts: Good beginners case if you absolutely LOVE it, but really...i would avoid this. There are much better cases for not too much more money(read:10 dollars more) so get something nice, because you will have to look at it everyday.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 6/2/2009 6:08:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo beautiful

Pros: Well this case has two fans with blue lights for the mobo and two for the drive bay. Plenty of room for a mid tower. The case door is ultra smooth and doesn't take much to pop open. Also the screen mesh face lets you see anything you have behind it. I accidentally ejected the DVD drive out while the door was closed and didn't have any issue of the door in the way, it actually opened the door for me. Madness I tell you

Cons: The true con of this is the power supply, I know most people use Sata hard drives these days and the included power supply doesn't contain any sata power points. As a matter of fact it only has 4 IDE connectors at 15 amp X 2. The case itself could consume the power points if you don't carefully lay out the wiring. Other wise you will find yourself using a lot of IDE jumpers. In the end I managed to lay my wires out smoothly with all the tucking spots and add in some coldcathode lights. Worked but could use a better wiring layout or a better power supply. Also no front side sound.

Other Thoughts: I would have made it have two side panel windows instead of the one. Sometimes checking out the back side of the board is as interesting as the front. But mostly I would have added front side sound. There look like some of the most beautiful gaming case's i've ever seen without fabricating myself but not headset jack up front. hmmm

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  • Richard B.
  • 5/1/2009 5:53:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsCould have been better...

Pros: Good first case. Its fairly cheap for the quality. Comes included with fans, and mine came with an 800W PSU. The construction is high quality.

Cons: Quite a few pieces of the case are fragile or cheap. The fan controller is the first one. Second is the fans that come included. They are obnoxiously bright and they ROAR. The front intake is pressed right against the ground and the fans there don't take in much anyway becuase they are muted by all the pieces of the front panel. Heat management is found wanting.

Other Thoughts: Its an amazing first case. I really like it and suggest it to anyone that isn't building a upper mid to high grade computer. If you have anything that will produce a lot of heat in your case, you should go with something else. I had to fool with my hard drive positioning to get my 9800GTX+ to fit in properly.

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  • Darpan T.
  • 3/5/2009 9:01:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggssweet case

Pros: this is a sweet case, picked it for my first build, its pretty roomy, sleek and shiny, side window is nice!

Cons: 3 leds went out,but the right hand corner one... temp gauge goes out here and there....front usb ports were upside down and dead in a few months

Other Thoughts: definitely recommend this case to anyone

Manufacturer Response:

You can do an RMA through us for any part of the case that is bad as long as it is still under our warranty period. You can contact Apevia's customer service at service@apevia.com or call at (909) 718-0789. We try to reply to all calls and e-mails as soon as we can.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/12/2009 2:50:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNOICE!

Pros: looks great, window, high build quality, blue leds, quiet fans, great case!

Cons: not tool-less, psu is useless for a gaming rig (not sure why you would put a cheapo computer in a case like this anyway), the fan controller knob is cheap and it serves no purpose since you cant even hear the fans on full speed (not sure if this is really a con), without side air duct, there is just a hole so I had to take the fan on top and put it on the side, and put the air duct on the top of the case (again, not really a con, and this shouldn't affect you if you have a stock cooler and not a huge zalman like me).

Other Thoughts: i bought this case with the psu cause that was all that was available in canada, but the rest of the case is awesome! Blue leds look great!

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  • Noe B.
  • 7/24/2008 7:03:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsUSB ports

Pros: The LED's on this tower are bright in a dark room. Everything in this case is awesome. I love the blue LED's and the fan controller on this tower. It fit everything in perfectly.

Cons: Okay now for the cons.....The front USB ports are already dying on me and I've only had this case for about a month now. I tried plugging in my ipod the other day and it wouldn't pick it up...i put a microphone in one of the USB ports and it wouldn't pick it up. The temperature readings on this tower are not very accurate. I had a bit of trouble fitting in my HD one of my friends cut his finger open trying to put the HD in. Not very roomy but we managed to fit a 8800 in here. It was pretty large.

Other Thoughts: Just thinking on buying a new case. And like other reviews had said...the Side fan does not Aline with the processor its just a bit off.

Manufacturer Response:

Contact us regarding the defective USB ports. The case was designed some time ago and implements a Pentium 4 motherboard layout. That is the reason for the misalignment. Sorry :(
support@apevia.com

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  • Carl T.
  • 2/25/2008 9:16:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgood case, good first build.

Pros: Looks great, bought this case for my very first build and was amazed by the fan control dial on the front (as were my friends). i have made many mods to this case. I turned 3 of the lower 5.25" bays into a 120mm blue led intake fan using the kama-bay mod. the fan looks great with the metal mesh door, shows through perfectly with the door closed.

Cons: only con i can think of was that the intake fan on the side window didnt line up with my cpu on an asus m2r32-mvp... but hey. they cant make it perfect for every mobo since they are all different. i ended up cutting my own plexiglass and cutting a new fan hole for my cpu, i also laser etched the window with a design and painted with silver acrylic paint.

Other Thoughts: another con is the top fan wont fit if you have a large psu (i use a rosewill xtreme 750 watt) i ended up just using the mesh and a fan grill on top so as not to have a gaping hole. i recommend buying a good 120mm fan for the back exhaust and mounting an 80mm on the side window for intake. and moving the 2 that came with teh case to the front for lower hard drive intake. and make sure you link all of the fans into a chain and connect them to the cases output molex connector (it is labeled) and connect a dedicated power cable to the cases input cable for the fan control (also labeled). now you can turn your computer to cool and loud mode or quiet and dim mode for when you go to sleep or are watchign a movie =P. all in all i love this case and deffinately recommend it. (p.s. also not a bad idea to spray paint the entire aluminum metal interior black or something. looks ALOT better with cathode lighting =P)

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